Punched Candle Wraps

I was inspired by some metal candle wraps in Family Circle and decided to make my own.  I decided to recreate these using black card stock and some paper punches.  Super simple and gorgeous too!

Supplies Needed:

Start by cutting your card stock to the height of your candle sleeve.

Next cut your card stock to length.  Leave a slight overlap that will be used to tape the candle wrap together when complete.

Next get out your punches and start coming up with designs on your card stock.  I used this edge punch down both edges of one wrap.  Please note I left a small area on each end to use for the double stick tape and so the punched piece would not detach.

The all over punch was wonderful for this project.  It is held together by four magnets so you can literally put it anywhere on the page and punch.

When you have your designs, wrap them around your candle sleeves and hold in place with double stick tape.  These are so fun to make and look great when grouped together.  For the 6 inch candle, I used a combination of the two punches pictured above.

Turn on the LED tea lights and drop them in the candle sleeves.

Then turn off the lights and enjoy the glow.

It is amazing how much the wax candle sleeves look like real candles once your LED light is inside.  Plus the light coming through the paper candle wraps is awesome.

This is a super simple project but it looks great once completed.  I can see these in bright colors and different patterns and shapes.  You can really let your imagination run wild with these!


About Angie

Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers. Visit her blog at thecountrychiccottage.net


  1. I need to get some of those punches! So pretty; Great Job!

  2. Wonderful idea.
    Perfect as a gift for someone in a Nursing Home.

  3. Wonderful idea! These look great. Martha Stewart should have you on her show doing this! This would also work for people with Cricut or other diecut machines as they could cut out a border design and use it. Going to look around for those wax tea light holders. Great thing is, unlike when stamping on candle, you can change it as often as you want. Very inspiring.

  4. These look great! I just got a new border punch, so this is the perfect project for me to try it out on!

  5. I love this idea! Definitely want to stock up on punches now!

  6. Angie those are gorgeous!! LOVE the patterned punches!!!

  7. WOW! Beautiful, Angie! Love how they look lighted!

  8. Brilliant use of the punches. I never know what to do with them, but this is fab!

  9. Wow! I love how these look… plus they are simple and easy. Beautiful!

  10. I just love these – so beautiful! Thanks for the fabulous idea, I would have never thought of this.

  11. These are fantastic! What a great project!

  12. Gorgeous! I don’t have candles because of my young kids, so I love to see this elegant idea as a safe alternative! Can’t wait to try it!

  13. How fabulous, fun and inexpensive…I must do these. It will be fun to use some holiday punches I have also. thanks so much for the inspiration.

  14. Love these! Great job!

  15. WOW!!! These are gorgeous! And you make those punches look easy. :)

  16. Such classic elegance….love these!

  17. LOVE these. I have a couple of the border punches but need to get an all over punch too. These are so elegant!

  18. These are beautiful!! I have some plain looking candles with LED lights inside but they would look so much better with the borders you created!! Well done girl!!! Very crafty & chic!

  19. really beautiful!! I’m totally lusting after those all over punches :)

  20. These are gorgeous, Angie!! Great use of the border punch. I’m so impressed!

  21. Great idea Angie! I always wondered what to do with border punches like that. The candles look so cool. Thanks for sharing.

  22. LOVE these! You make it seem like such an easy project, but it looks so elegant!

    Take care,



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